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Old 05-12-2013, 06:27 PM   #51
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I'm sorry, I thought they were 50 cents, 75 cents, you get 2 only ? doesn't even make up one single costco hotdog and you still get a drink at costco, that and when I take a bite of an ikea hot dog I usually end up with a piece of bone in my mouth and that really sucks
Like I said, can I get my MALM bed frame at Costco? Your argument is invalid.
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He meant that she could've quit anytime but chose not to and kept talking about her "miserable" pay.
That makes more sense, I retract my fail and my apologies for the misunderstanding.

Also, dino, I don't think I'd even classify it as cafeteria food =x only thing edible there imo is the frozen yogurt.
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LOL this is worse than walmart how? If you have some time to kill please watch the walmart documentary "The high cost of low prices"
I'm not saying it's better or worse than Walmart. I was strictly talking about IKEA, only because my dad worked for them so I have some insight on how they run and do business.

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What kind of multi billionaire owner/ceo's time is so worthless? You think he and the people he was with had nothing better to do than walk? Think about what kind of hourly rate that group he was with pulls in. If he rather they spend time walking instead of being productive then he truly doesn't understand the concept of value.

Maybe they did walk, but it sure as hell wasn't to save a few rupees.
What kind of multi billionaire does a thing like that.. Well Ingvar Kamprad does.

Maybe he wanted to humble them, maybe he was being cheap. I'm not exactly sure, but I'm sure as heck not about to tell one of the richest men in the world how to conduct business. He obviously has pretty good business sense.
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Like I said, can I get my MALM bed frame at Costco? Your argument is invalid.
you don't get a malm bed frame every time you go to ikea either
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Or not. Striking unions always make people unhappy with labour movements. Which makes labour-friendly governments do less well in the polls.
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What kind of multi billionaire does a thing like that.. Well Ingvar Kamprad does.

Maybe he wanted to humble them, maybe he was being cheap. I'm not exactly sure, but I'm sure as heck not about to tell one of the richest men in the world how to conduct business. He obviously has pretty good business sense.
Maybe he values the benefit of exercise? Maybe he's an off-the-wall kinda guy like Branson and wanted to see who'd go along with it? When you have that kind of money, you do whatever the fuck you want, for whatever fucking reason you want.

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...says something about Ikea quality.
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Of course, I could get other stuff along with it or I can get drunk at IKEA and pass out on their beds.
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More than a year later, and Richmond Ikea pickets are still up.


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The seasons and the calendar may have changed, but the labour dispute at Ikea’s Richmond store remains intact as workers get set to mark a year on the picket line.

About 300 members of Teamsters Local 213 have been surviving on strike pay — the equivalent of about half their wages — since mid-May 2013 and are convinced the Swedish home furnishings giant is out to try and break the union now that they feel the matter has reached an impasse.

At issue is the status of 35 or so unionized workers who returned to their jobs early in the dispute. They have been expelled by the union, which has demanded they be removed from the workplace before the union workers return to their jobs should an agreement be reached.

“It looks like union-busting,” said Keith Austin, who has worked for Ikea locally for 27 years. “There’s certainly not an economic reason for Ikea to do this to the employees.

“This is so out of character with the Ikea we’ve been used to dealing with since the union came in 30 years ago,” he added. “We don’t know where it’s coming from, except to say it looks like union-busting.”

Calling for the removal of staff who returned to their jobs is “unprecedented,” said Ikea spokeswoman Madeleine L÷wenborg-Frick in an email to the Richmond News.

“There has not been a case in B.C. history where a government agency has intervened and fired people for legally doing their own job,” she wrote, adding last December Ikea suggested that all workers return to their jobs under the terms of the expired collective agreement while parties resumed negotiations.

L÷wenborg-Frick claims the union’s demands have shifted during the dispute, leaving some critical issues outstanding.

“Despite this fact, the Teamsters claim Ikea has bargained to an impasse over the employees the union wants terminated,” she wrote. “Ikea has continued to introduce proposals to meet the issues the Teamsters had originally outlined as the primary reasons for this strike. However, terminating employees for legally returning to perform their own job is unacceptable to Ikea and is legally unprecedented.”

The union claims the company created the current impasse, and has filed an action with the Labour Board asking it to break the logjam by ordering the employees back to work, but without those who broke ranks with the union.

They are also asking the two sides be placed in mediation.

But even if that is accomplished, the damage to the camaraderie among workers has been done, and may never be the same.

“With the people who have crossed the picket line, that sense of family we had as fellow workers cannot be repaired. It’s seen as a betrayal of their fellow union members,” Austin said.
Those 35 people that crossed the line were smart! I hope Ikea's union busting goes well.
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Aaaand, this is why I don't understand unions value... or their current place in society.
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I just want my cheap lunch as I work 2 minutes from Ikea....

The union is done, just a matter of time before they're taken out for good. Their pay must be fantastic though, since strike pay is half their normal wage and the same folks show up everyday to strike (rather than finding other temp work)
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Same, I want the cheap breakfast and lunch Cus I work 2 minutes away from it too
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Aaaand, this is why I don't understand unions value... or their current place in society.
Maybe not wanting every job to be minimum wage while the company racks in billions in profit has something to do with it.
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I'm sorry, maybe that's why unions were originally created decades ago - but now, they're the face of greed and entitlement, just as bad as Big Corporate - sometimes worse.

So they were tired of being bullied by the big bad company, they're now bullying the 35 people that crossed the picket line?

The union lost any sympathy when they demanded the termination of 35 colleagues as a condition to return to work.
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Maybe not wanting every job to be minimum wage while the company racks in billions in profit has something to do with it.
I agree to a certain extent. I don't know the entire Ikea strike story, however to play devil's advocate on your point, it's a free market. If someone doesn't like the pay, they should pursue other options. The "company" does not have an incentive to raise wages if there are people applying to the jobs at the current rate. just my 2c.
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I love Ikea for taking their stand against Unions. Unions are retarded, and there might be 1% of unions that actually do what they were created to do. The rest just gouge the company, and in many cases, the tax payers.
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why the fuck wont these ikea idiots stop standing around waiting for something thats not going to happen and just find a new damn place to work. I've seen them standing there since last summer. waste of fuckin time protesting
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